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Frida Kahlo at the Faberge Museum: main facts and paintings

On February 3, a large retrospective exhibition "Frida Kahlo. Painting and Graphics from the Collections of Mexico" opens in St. Petersburg: 34 works by the famous Mexican artist, more than a hundred photographs and even costumes will be shown in an unexpected space - the Faberge Museum, located in the Shuvalov Palace on Fontanka Embankment.
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Less is Better: Where to Buy Casio Watches in St. Petersburg

Complaining about prices has long been a habit: someone blames the high rental rate, others are confident in the greed of the owners. One way or another, the same thing in different stores can cost differently, double or triple the cost in the original store abroad. Life around continues a series of materials on where to buy more profitably.
Apartment of the week

Bright three-room apartment in Khrushchev on Vaneeva

The apartment is on the fourth floor of one of the five-story Khrushchev on Vaneeva street. The owner, Polina Podorova, bought her in October 2015, and drove in there on January 3, however, at that time there was almost nothing in the apartment. Initially, this is a typical two-bedroom apartment with a very small kitchen, so when redeveloping, the hostess demolished unnecessary walls between the kitchen and one of the rooms to increase the space.
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In haste: Express treatments in beauty salons

In Moscow, new salons and beauty centers are appearing with enviable regularity. Most of them offer a wide range of services - from Thai massage and manicure with Minx stickers to photo rejuvenation and sugar hair removal. In almost all salons, an appointment is required - to the best masters in almost a couple of weeks.
Things

11 pairs of ugly sneakers up to 15 thousand rubles

The main shoes of the past season are ugly, or, as they are still called, dad's sneakers. Among the most popular: Balenciaga Triple S, Gucci Rhyton, Prada Cloudbust, adidas Yeezy Boost 700 Kanye West, Acne Studios Manhattan. The most popular sneakers with a disproportionate silhouette and thick soles cost between $ 500 and $ 800, but they are still snapping up in a matter of days.
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Khinkalnaya Kazbegi in the "Golitsyn Loft" (Petersburg)

A month ago, in the "Golitsyn Loft" on the Fontanka, the khinkal Kazbegi started working. The institution turned out to be, if not the most elegant in the cluster, then precisely the most fashionable. According to the owners, on the first day of work, there were so many people who wanted to try local khinkali that some dodgers managed to sell their place in the queue to those who came later.

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Victor Pivovarov in the "Garage": What you need to know about the work of the Moscow socialist

Until June 18, a large-scale retrospective of Victor Pivovarov's Trail of the Snail is held at the Garage Museum of Modern Art. Pivovarov is one of the main figures of Moscow unofficial art along with Ilya Kabakov, Andrei Monastyrsky, Dmitry Prigov and Eric Bulatov. His works are visually attractive and, thanks to the texts embedded in them, draw the viewer into themselves, however, to understand them is actually not so easy.
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The most expensive and cheapest apartment | 2019
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Experts say that for the first time in 20 years, housing in Moscow can be bought at the price of an average car. Life around found the most affordable offers and found out how many cheapest apartments you can buy instead of one of the most expensive. We considered offers on the capital real estate market in September 2016.
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For two salaries: How to combine work and part-time jobs | 2019
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For two salaries: How to combine work and part-time jobs

Zhanna Volkova, Marketing Director, HR Company Kelly Services According to the data from Free Agent Survey 2015, an international survey today, almost a third of respondents (31%) worldwide use flexible forms of employment (freelance, temporary, part-time and remote employment).
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7 vintage stores worth watching | 2019
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7 vintage stores worth watching

Vintage culture in Russia is on the rise. New stores open literally one after another. Compared with what was three or four years ago, this is an unprecedented progress. Life around gathered seven interesting, opened during the year vintage shops, which are worth watching. Text Diana Aliyeva View this post on Instagram A post shared by F E F Ë L A (@fefela.
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"I earn half a million a month on yoga"

Now in Moscow there are more than 500 places where you can stand in asanas and find spiritual harmony. Yoga classes are held in fitness clubs, parks and offices, and sometimes they do not even require a certificate of completion. Private clients, too, mostly choose instructors not by the presence of a “crust”, but by how pleasant they are in communicating and interesting to them.
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How young entrepreneurs save the Gulf of Mexico | 2019
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How young entrepreneurs save the Gulf of Mexico

In 2012, Andrei Elagin, graduate student of the Faculty of Physics and Technology of UrFU, developed biomicrogel, a tool that ecologists compare with a cure for cancer. Nanoscale organic particles obtained from apple cakes temporarily jelly most mineral and vegetable oils, petroleum products and lubricants.
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Things of the week: 8 shiny dresses
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Things of the week: 8 shiny dresses

There may be one shiny dress in the wardrobe, the question is what. Embroidered with beads and glass beads, in the art deco style of the 20s or, conversely, the heroines of Studio 54, made of fabric with metal threads or completely covered with sequins. Such a dress is hardly appropriate at a family Christmas dinner, but it certainly will be useful at a noisy party.
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How to collect a seasonal image for five thousand rubles

Galina Idrisova, editor-in-chief, Life around Irkutsk Studying online stores of clothes and accessories has already become my hobby. Almost everyone, from Rende-Vouze and ASOS to Aliexpress and Lamoda, has huge lists of selected items in their account. Not being able to get what you want in one click, you become more patient and learn to prioritize.
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How much boutique sellers earn

In any expensive Moscow store you can find sleek and slightly arrogant sellers who carefully monitor the few customers, occasionally asking: "How can I help?" According to Natalia Denisova, a consultant on the selection of personnel of the Gi Group personnel holding, such people receive a salary of 30-50 thousand rubles before taxes.
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In Moscow, earned a temporary project "Local Food". The startup should become a new platform that will unite landlords and beginner gastroprojects. It will allow entrepreneurs to rent corners inside restaurants, business centers, markets and shops for short or long periods, as well as work with space sharing formats.
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Going to the cinema has long become a familiar form of family leisure: it’s interesting for adults and children to plunge into colorful adventures and experiences of drawn characters for a half to two hours. Most often, full-length cartoons are age 6+. Life around found out from child psychologists what age is optimal for a joint movie screening and what should be remembered when going with a child to a movie theater.
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